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Beat The Heat With These DIY Sports Drinks

Think Gatorade, but fresher tasting and without the dyes and fillers!

We’ve all heard the mantra: drink 8 glasses of water a day. And that’s great baseline advice. Staying well hydrated is crucial for so many reasons: happier mood, easier digestion, better sleep, and more energy to name just a few.

But keeping hydrated involves so much more than just drinking water – especially during the summer months when you are active outdoors and temps are soaring. Sports drinks can help you replenish the glycogen and minerals you lose through activity and sweat. But the best ones are expensive, and the cheaper varieties are usually packed with fillers, dyes, and extra sugar.

Fortunately, you can make your own sports drink, and deliver all the same benefits of the store-bought stuff, while tailoring it to your tastes and taking it easy on wallet and gut.

Make A Homemade Sports Drink in 1-2-3

  • Start with spring water and/or coconut water
  • Add in your favorite juices for some flavor
  • Sweeten with honey, stevia, monkfruit, or agave syrup to taste, or to match your dietary needs.

In three simple steps you could be sipping on a drink that matches your specific tastes, replenishing important electrolytes and sugars lost through activity and sweat without all the extra chemicals.

Lemon Lime Sports Drink


This tangy lemon-lime drink is light, refreshing and packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and electrolytes. Perfect for long hot days outside!

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups spring water
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut water
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • Honey, stevia, monkfruit, or agave syrup to taste (or to match the needs of your workout)

Directions:

  1. Pulse all the ingredients in a blender until combined.
  2. Pour over ice and enjoy!
  3. This lemon-lime delight stays in the refrigerator for a week in a sealed container (if it lasts that long!)

Strawberry Mint Lime Electrolyte Drink

This drink foams up like a latte after it’s completely blended, which makes it feel and taste like a treat after being out in the heat. You can adjust the sweetness by using unsweetened coconut water or adjusting the sweetener to your preference/dietary needs.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice [about 1-1/2 limes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1 Sprig of Fresh Mint
  • 4-5 medium strawberries
  • Honey, stevia, monkfruit, or agave syrup to taste

Directions:

  1. Pulse all the ingredients in a blender until combined.
  2. Pour over ice and enjoy!
  3. This lemon-lime delight stays in the refrigerator for a week in a sealed container (if it lasts that long!)

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